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Forget Pita: Falafel is in Everything

January 14, 2019

Falafel, that tasty vegetarian Mediterranean street food made from chickpeas, isn’t just for pitas anymore. It’s showing up in sub sandwiches, salads, chips, pizzas – even soup.

Why is it so popular?

“It’s vegetarian and a hearty add on,” said David Delinko, owner of The Salad House of Somerville, where customers can get warm pieces of ...

Register Now for AARP Smart Driver Course

January 18, 2019

It's not too late to register for the AARP Smart Driver Course that will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 25, at Arbor Terrace, Mountainside.

The course will teach valuable defensive driving strategies and provides a refresher of the rules of the road.

Check with your insurance agent to learn if by completing the course, you qualify for a multi-year automobile ...

Learn What Makes 'The Other Side of 50' So Good

Whoever said it was a bad thing to be over the hill had it all wrong. There are family, friends and fun times of this side of the hill.

Arbor Terrace, Mountainside is hosting a new educational series: "The Other Side of 50," to help everyone get the most out of this side of 50. This series will feature captivating discussions, along with light refreshments at each event.

Is Your ...

Eagle Cam in the Classroom, Free Teacher Training Workshop

A free teacher training workshop for teachers K-8 will be held on Thursday, March 7 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  The “Eagle Cam in the Classroom” program offers a unique opportunity for formal and non-formal grade school teachers to learn how a wildlife cam can be effectively used as a teaching tool.

“We’re glad to offer this teacher training workshop to help ...

Six Months Without A Contract for Our Teachers

January 11, 2019

Dear Editor, 

As of January 1, the teachers in the New Providence School District have been teaching on an expired contract for six months, since July 1, 2018. 

One of the Board of Education’s primary functions is collective bargaining, which results in a contract between the Board and the New Providence Education Association that dictates the salaries and benefits our ...

Federal Shutdown Hits and Hurts New Jersey

Dear Editor:

New Jersey’s Mayors and local governing bodies don’t always agree on everything. But they know what they need to do to meet the public’s need for essential services. And every year, despite natural disasters, despite fluctuations in the economy, and despite actions taken – and not taken – by other levels of government, they adopt budgets and continue ...

Technology, Social Media and Play

January 8, 2019

Technology and social media have had profound effects on our world, but have these advances changed our communities and values, the way we parent our children?

CBS This Morning recently covered a story on the importance of unstructured play.  Dr. Tara Narula reviewed what the American Academy of Pediatrics advises for proper child development and states "play is not frivolous; it is ...

School's Out for Summer

Don’t you wish it was summer?  I love a good snowfall as much as anyone else but all these heavy sweaters and boots are making me wish for flip flops and swimming pools.  Luckily for me I have tons of opportunities to think about summer because (believe it or not) it’s time to plan for internships, jobs, and a whole variety of summer activities.  What’s on the ...

Is Generation X Preparing Adequately for Retirement?

Is Generation X Preparing Adequately for Retirement?

Future financial needs may be underestimated.

Provided by Walter Pardo, CWS®, PPC™

CEO/Certified Wealth Strategist

 

If you were born during 1965-80, you belong to “Generation X". Ten or twenty years ago, you may have thought of retirement as an event in the lives of your parents or grandparents; ...

Your 2019 Financial To Do List

Your 2019 Financial To-Do List

Things you can do for your future as the year unfolds.

Provided by Walter Pardo, CWS®, PPC™

CEO/Certified Wealth Strategist

What financial, business, or life priorities do you need to address for 2019? Now is a good time to think about the investing, saving, or budgeting methods you could employ toward specific objectives, from building your ...